Monday, December 11, 2006

First day entries For Potato-Vegetable of the Week


First entry for today is from Rooma. Rooma is a doctor and is very good cook ( as per what I know from her blog : ) ) . She is here to tell us how to make aloo paratha quickly .
A quick recipe to prepare aloo paratha which she named –Jhatpat Aloo paratha. Have a look at this and enjoy it. Thanks Rooma for sharing this with us . : )


Viji is again here with me , along with her three dazzling recipes with potato. First one is Aloo Bonda. Check it out here .
The next one is delicious Baby Potato Fry . I am sure one can not resit herself to try it out. It even looks so tempting .


And the third one she send along with picture and recipe ,that is Aloo chhole. That too along with Naan… enough to make mouth water, isn’t it ? Here is the recipe for it in her own words …




Aloo Chole - North Indian
Ingredients:
Baby Potato 10 nos
Channa 1 cup
For Gravy:Onion – medium 2
Tomato 1 big size
Mint leaves – 1 table spoon
Aloo CholeCashew nuts 10Grated ginger 1 tea spoonGreen Challis – 2
Pepper powder 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder ½ tea spoonGarlic Powder – a pinch
Cardomon powder – ½ tea spoon
Chili powder – 2 tea spoon
Garam Masala powder – 1 tea spoon
Butter – 1 table spoonSalt to taste
Oil 2 table spoon

Preparation:

Boil the potatoes and peel them. Soak channa over night and cook it in pressure cooker for 7 to 10 minutes till it well done. Smash a little channa and keep it aside.

Gravy:Cut onion into thin slices and sauté in oil with a little mint leaves. Cool it and grind it into paste. Soak cashew for 6 hours and grind it into fine paste. Duskin the tomato and puree it in the mixie. Heat oil in a skillet, add onion paste first and sauté it. Then add all powders and ginger and garlic also. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Add tomato puree and fry for further 3 minutes. Then add potatoes and channa. Lastly add cashew paste and add 1 cup water to bring it into sauce consistency. Sim the stove for a while and pour the gravy in a flat vessel. Garnish with the slit green chilies and coriander.




Tips:



This dish will consume less oil.
You can either grind the onion and just chop and fry it.
No need to add milk or curd.
Serve with Naan or parathas as shown.

Have fun with these recipes , yet many more to come . :)

5 comments:

Mehak said...

ohh yummy...am def going to prepare Aloo Chole this week.

Vcuisine said...

Thanks Pooja and Mehak. Viji

rooma said...

hey.... thanks for your lovely words pooja :) I am glad you liked it. :) And the sukhi bhaji looks great!!!

Anonymous said...

wow what beautiful recipies ....these small potatoes look like pearls dipped in the gravy. Thanks for sharing them
Cheers
Seema

Pooja said...

thanks Mahek and Viji . :)

Rooma : I said what i feel like to say about you, nothing more than that :)

Seema : i am gald that you liked it . : )

-Pooja

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